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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 11, 2003

Picnic For Children Born With Heart Defects On Sunday

Heart Friends will host a picnic for children with congenital heart defects and their families from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 in the North Ridge Pavilion located at 2250 Holiday Road in Coralville, Iowa.

Heart Friends provides emotional support, information and educational opportunities to children with congenital heart disease and their families. An affiliated group, Hopeful Hearts, serves those born with heart defects who have reached adulthood.

The Heart Friends Picnic will offer an afternoon of games for children, activities and socializing. Food and drinks will be provided. To RSVP, please call 319-384-8442 or 1-800-777-8442.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, Writer, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu